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South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families
September 08, 2022

South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families

By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled inter-Korean dialogue, the South Korean unification minister publicly proposed talks with North Korea to resolve the issues of separated families.  

Yoon Suk-yeol Maintains the Status Quo on North Korea
August 24, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol Maintains the Status Quo on North Korea

By Dylan Stent
South Korea’s policies toward Pyongyang differ less from administration to administration than is often assumed.
North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization
August 19, 2022

North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization

By Mitch Shin
Calling Seoul’s offer “an absurd dream,” Kim Yo Jong derided the South Korean president with North Korean-style insults. 

North Korea Fires 2 Cruise Missiles Toward Yellow Sea
August 17, 2022

North Korea Fires 2 Cruise Missiles Toward Yellow Sea

By Mitch Shin
On South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s 100th day in office, North Korea test-fired its two cruise missiles.

Propaganda Takes a Worrying Turn on the Korean Peninsula
July 15, 2022

Propaganda Takes a Worrying Turn on the Korean Peninsula

By Dan Gudgeon
An upswing in negative government messaging may represent the greater threat to building peace between North and South Korea.

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea
May 10, 2022

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea

By Mitch Shin
During his inauguration speech, South Korea’s new president floated the possibility of providing economic packages to Pyongyang in return for denuclearization.

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 
April 13, 2022

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
The incoming Yoon administration will change Seoul’s overtures on North Korea issues. As a result, the arms race will likely be intensified in the coming years. 
South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula
February 08, 2022

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula

By Eunwoo Lee
South Koreans increasingly reject reunification with the North amid intensifying hostility and indifference. But inter-Korean relations that prioritize economic ties over reconciliation easily fall prey to global geopolitics.

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Off Its East Coast
January 05, 2022

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
The response and counter-response to North Korea's latest missile test will send crucial signals about the possibility for talks in 2022.

How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?
November 05, 2021

How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?

By Mitch Shin
An overview of Yoon's platform on inter-Korean relations and the South Korea-U.S. alliance.

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push
October 29, 2021

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push

By Sukjoon Yoon
Major interconnected shifts are underway on the Korean Peninsula, from a looming end-of-war declaration to South Korea’s involvement in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.
South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification
October 01, 2021

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification

By Dylan Stent
Support for unification has been weakening for a while. Will changing attitudes be reflected in the next presidential administration?

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